Douglas County, Kansas

Volunteer Overview

Volunteers are the driving force behind CASA and
directly impact the lives of children in Douglas County.

There are two categories of volunteer positions with CASA:

Court Appointed Volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers advocate for the best interest of a child or sibling set. Because of the nature of their work, CASA volunteers undergo extensive screening and receive extensive training. They are required to meet several standards, including:
  • Time Commitment: 3 hours per week
  • Training: 30 hours of initial training, and 12 hours of annual training
  • Age Requirement: Must be at least 21 years old

Other Volunteers

We also engage other volunteers to use their knowledge skills and gifts to further the mission. This includes volunteers who help us with recruitment, marketing, awareness, development and fundraising, IT work, office work, and other tasks as needed.
  • Time Commitment: Flexible
  • Training: Initial information session so that you can learn about CASA, additional on-location training as needed
  • Age Requirement: No set requirement

Change a life with CASA

At any given time there are 165 children in foster care due to child abuse and neglect in our area, help us help those children who are still waiting for a CASA volunteer.